Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Coming Thursday on the editorial/op-ed pages

On Thursday, The Star's editorial board is offering a lengthy and informative discussion of the trends of this extremely long election season -- perfectly timed, of course, to go along with the Iowa caucuses. Here's a brief snippet:
Too much media coverage concentrates on the horse race. Candidates’ personalities, standings in the polls and fund-raising skills grab too much airtime. With 11 months remaining until Election Day, Americans deserve a deep and thoughtful airing of the top issues of the day. Combating terrorism, restoring the United States’ place in the world, addressing global climate change, protecting Social Security and Medicare and finding a solution in Iraq are topics worthy of vigorous discussion and debate.
We'll also have our usual fare of other stuff, as well, including a very interesting piece from The Washington Post written by the legal counsel for the Guantanamo detainees.